Meditate before you start your dayBy Daniel Angelini on August 31, 2020
Meditation has been scientifically proven to be one of the easiest and most effective ways to improve our performance in several aspects of life. Why is this so important to acknowledge today? Well, it’s fair to say that while technology and the modern world brings us many conveniences and benefits, there is a common thread amongst the workforce of today: everyone is experiencing an enormous amount of stress and pressure in our daily life and it’s impacting our sense of wellbeing, connection and satisfaction. This is because our fast-paced, always-busy approach to life makes it feel like life is getting on top of us, and technology can often be part of the cause. Mental-overstimulation can be very overwhelming, potentially exhausting and detrimental to our health when we’re always on. Technology isn’t going away, so let’s get better equipped for the challenge.
Start your day with a 10-minute meditation practice to focus your mind, energy and breathing. Use this opportunity to practice gratitude and visualise your goals. This will help to deepen your purpose, drive and boost your mood. Starting your day with meditation means that you will be putting your brain waves and heart activity in alignment (this has been proven with EEG and ECG monitoring studies). Try using an app such as Calm, Headspace or OneGiantMind, or you can find many guided meditations on YouTube. The legendary entrepreneur, Tony Robbins, is a big advocate of starting your day with a mediation ritual and also has meditations available on YouTube.
The benefits are endless. Research studies show that people who practice meditation experience a decrease in stress and anxiety, greater levels of energy, greater cognitive capacity to meet demand, greater creativity, less reactivity to life. Ultimately this is a more considered approach that takes into consideration the needs of others, a greater sense of purpose and connection to why they’re here and why they’re doing what they’re doing. A greater ability to connect and relate to their family, friends, and society as a whole.